Online Courses

IPA ONLINE

The Institute of Public Administration is pleased to outline our wide range of online short training courses and webinar offerings. IPA courses and webinars are delivered by subject matter experts with in-depth experience and knowledge of their specialist areas.

All our offerings incorporate quality content professionally delivered to enhance learning, knowledge and understanding. Disseminating good practice coupled with learner centred development are central to our service philosophy and fundamental to our teaching and facilitation approaches. So as to ensure learning outcomes, particularly for training courses, are achieved class sizes may be limited and similarly there would be a minimum number envisaged to allow for interaction and peer learning.

We are committed to deliver high quality and professional events and where relevant for the training courses, participants will be provided with pre-reading preparatory material so as to commence the participant – specialist engagement in advance of the virtual interaction in the wider class setting.  This material will assist with orientation and group / individual work. This approach is a hallmark of our online training approach.

View the IPA Training Prospectus for January to June 2022 here.

For an overview of courses and dates for January to June 2022, please view the  IPA Training & Development Schedule here.

For a monthly overview of courses scheduled please see our Events Calendar HERE.

Contact us via training@ipa.ie

A critical component of the Public Spending Code is the financial analysis which supports your projects / programmes.  The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has provided two excel files to guide the financial analysis for proposals / projects / programmes under €1 million and over €1 million. This training delivers a workshop to help participants navigate and populate the financial analysis templates.  In addition, the course aims to develop the skills and knowledge of the participants in investment appraisal tools and techniques to support a financial analysis.

This programme, Public Spending Code: Carrying out a Financial Analysis (November 2021 Update), builds on our general Public Spending Code course and attendance is recommendedat that course prior to taking this programme.

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed.
Duration:
One Day Online Course

The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and knowledge of public sector internal auditors in order to carry out effective audits and make a greater contribution to the governance of their organisations.  The Certificate is an issues-based course focused on skills enhancement to meet the ever-changing needs of the auditor in delivering an added value and quality service. The programme examines in detail, and in a very practical manner, the key areas of the work of an internal auditor.

Commences:
16-18 February 2022
Duration:
12 Days (Four x Three Day Modules)

Courtroom Skills is a one-day intenstive training course that is ideal for anyone who may be expected to give evidence in court in a professional capacity. Participants will learn about effective courtroom presentation and communication skills. Particular focus is placed on confidence building and assertive communication. Participants will have an opportunity to be examined in chief and cross-examined on a sample-case and receive one to one feedback. 

Commences:
6 May 2022 | 10 June 2022
Duration:
One Day

Standards for Rented Houses is a training programme for all staff, both professional/technical and administrative, who have responsibilities related to enforcement of the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019. The IPA, working in close collaboration with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, present this four-day training progamme. 

The programme seeks to bring about a common understanding among Inspectorate Staff, and thereby a standardisation, in interpretation and implementation of the Regulations and Guidelines both within individual local authorities and across the sector generally.

Commences:
10-11 March 2022
Duration:
Four Days
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

The Certificate in International Public Financial Management consists of two modules: Management Accounting and Financial Accounting.

The Management Accounting module provides an introduction to the principles of costing and budgeting and their use in providing information to support management decision making. The skills and knowledge that students develop in this module are crucial in performing the finance professional roles of steward, enabler and innovator and underpin much of the activity associated with the business partner role.

The Financial Accounting Module provides an introduction to accounting theory, ethics, bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements, which are all fundamental to the stewardship role performed by finance professionals in modern organisations.

View Course Brochure here.

Commences:
7-8 February 2022
Duration:
14 Days over 4 Months

This Change Management course is designed for management teams in the public sector looking to develop their capabilities in the area of managing organisational change. Change is constant and requires a proactive rather than reactive approach. This programme will provide you with the skills necessary to introduce, implement and embed change within your organisation.

Commences:
8 February 2022 | 11 April 2022
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Managing in a Hybrid Environment is designed to provide an opportunity for managerial staff to develop the skills and competencies required to effectively manage their teams in a blended working environment where adaptability, communication, cooperation and collaboration are essential competencies. The programme provides a safe learning environment in which participants can develop their managerial skills to not only navigate the current uncertainty in the working environment, but to ensure their teams adapt to and thrive in the new hybrid-working world.

Commences:
15 February 2022 | 23 May 2022
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Working in a Hybrid Environment is designed to provide an opportunity for non-managerial staff to develop the skills and competencies required to be effective in a blended working environment. The programme provides a safe learning environment in which participants can develop their abilities as professional individuals, team members and mentors and in so doing, make a significant impact within their role.

Commences:
3 February 2022
Duration:
One Day Online Course

The IPA New Manager Programme aims to help staff who are new to managing people to put a plan in place and give them some frameworks and techniques to manage their new team.  It will provide newly appointed managers, or those moving into management roles, the key knowledge and skills necessary for success in their new roles.

Commences:
15 June 2022
Duration:
One Day Online Course

HRM professionals and line managers with people management responsibilities need to be familiar with the principles of employment law and the key obligations and constraints placed on them in managing the employment relationship. 

Commences:
24 March 2022
Duration:
One Day Online Course

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